Step Right Up and Take the Eastern Ontario Health Unit's Walking Challenge!

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Make walking a natural part of your day

The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines state that adults and older adults strive to accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity throughout the week. The Walking… what a feeling! guidebook helps adults to achieve the guidelines and encourages a way of life that values physical activity and makes it a natural part of your day.

Active living is for everyone, regardless of imagined barriers like age, gender or ability. Active living is your way, every day.

Take the first step. The rest will follow!


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The EOHU challenges you to become more active!


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Benefits of Walking

Heart: Regular walking strengthens the heart and improves its efficiency. It can decrease your risk of heart disease.

Bones: Weight bearing activities strengthen bones and slow bone loss that can lead to osteoporosis.

Mind: Walking can improve your self-image and decrease depression and anxiety. Exercise is the best tranquillizer.

Weight Control: Walking burns calories and controls appetite.

Smoke-Free: Walking is a great way to overcome a nicotine craving. It will help you maintain or decrease your body weight as you quit smoking.


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Walking... what a feeling! Guidebook

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The guidebook features tips on walking effort, duration and proper clothing choices. There is also a stretching tips document and an interactive calendar that will keep track of your progress.

The rest is up to you!

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